Carrie Underwood, Academy of Country Music launch Temporary Home fund for Tenn. flood relief

Disasters and AccidentsFloods and FloodingNashville Flooding (2010)Carrie Underwood

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — "Temporary Home" isn't just Carrie Underwood's latest No. 1 single — it's also the living situation for thousands of Tennessee residents displaced by deadly flooding earlier this month.

That's why Underwood is launching the Temporary Home fund along with ACM Lifting Lives to help flood victims.

Underwood is using grants she would receive as the reigning Academy of Country Music entertainer of the year for the fund. Lifting Lives is donating money from the taping of "ACM Presents: Brooks & Dunn — The Last Rodeo" tribute special that airs Sunday on CBS.

Starting Thursday, people can donate $10 by texting "ACM" to 501051. Underwood has taped a public service announcement that will air during the Brooks & Dunn special.

Donations also can be made at www.ACMliftinglives.org and www.CBS.com/give.

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ACM Lifting Lives: www.ACMliftinglives.org

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